"Joe's not worried about the contact right now," Linta said. "The focus is on the next two games, to get the team to where he's always wanted to take it. That's far more important to Joe than a money situation."

Running interference

Pulling to his left during the third quarter of the Ravens' 38-35 double-overtime victory over the Broncos, offensive guard Marshal Yanda quickly gained momentum before crashing into linebacker Wesley Woodyard with his left shoulder.

The textbook block created a big hole up the middle for Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice on his 32-yard run that set up his 1-yard touchdown run three plays later.

"It was a heck of a block," Harbaugh said. "That's just how Marshal does it."

Named to the Pro Bowl for the second consecutive year, Yanda is known for his hard-nosed approach to the game.

"It was a one-back power play," Yanda said. "It was a great double-team by [left offensive guard Kelechi Osemele] and [left offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie]. When they have a good double-team, there's really no place for the linebacker to go to fill that hole, and it makes it easy for me to run around there and pull tight and kick him out and Ray hits it."

Text from Bisciotti

With the Ravens trailing by a touchdown late in the fourth quarter in Denver, majority owner Steve Bisciotti sent a text message to Harbaugh.

Dealing with the flu, Bisciotti wasn't able to attend the game.

"I've never texted you during a game," said Harbaugh in the locker room afterward as he read the message to the players. "We are down, 35-28. And I think it's the best game I've ever seen us in the playoffs since 2000. Win or lose, I am so proud of the team and proud of you."

Following Jacoby Jones' 70-yard game-tying touchdown catch in the final minute of regulation, the Ravens won the game on Justin Tucker's 47-yard field goal in the second overtime.

"I'm not going to say on his deathbed, but he was really sick," Harbaugh said. "He couldn't get up and move around at all. … It was just something I thought the team needed to hear coming from him. He's a great leader. Our players love him.

"They love when he's around. He's an inspiration to all our guys. This organization, he sets the tone here. It's a great organization because of his vision. The guys needed to hear that in that moment. I think they appreciated hearing it."

No injury update

Since the Ravens are not required to file an injury report until Wednesday, Harbaugh didn't offer an update on the status of rookie running back Bernard Pierce.

Pierce has been bothered by a knee injury, aggravating it against the Broncos and not finishing the game. He rushed for only 14 yards on five carries.

"He seems like he is feeling good," Harbaugh said with a smile. "He was in good spirits. He had a big smile on his face. He had a nice big lunch. He seemed like he was happy. I think his son slept the whole night last night, so he was happy."